Tag Archives: Norway

Arctic Circle Birds and Islands

This afternoon we hopped in the zodiacs to go check out the borg of Guillemot birds that live and control Alkjefellet (Auk Mountain) island. The island is full of waterfalls and nests. There is apparently 60,000 of these buggers living … Continue reading

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Hanging out with the Wahlbergs in Norway

We made a quick stop at Wahlberg0ya which is an island in the Hinlopen Strait.  Since there were no animals on this island, I guess we can only have veggie burgers…. Let’s give a view of some of the flora … Continue reading

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Even in the Arctic Circle – You are Followed

We went back south to check out the (small) Stor0ya island. We wanted to explore for some more local wildlife that may be hanging out around the research points.  I think this is one of the cell phone signal capture … Continue reading

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Ever Hike a Glacier?

The satellite connectivity and Internet speeds are horribly slow.  The nice pictures are just too large to upload.  So for this posting, I am using the famous high end Microsoft Paint program to reduce the size of the pics so … Continue reading

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We are back! Blogging from Ny-Alesund

We wanted to make sure we could run in the Arctic Circle, so we stopped at Ny-Alesund which is at 78 Degrees 55 minutes North latitude. It is located in the northern part of the Svalbard islands which are controlled … Continue reading

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Longyearbyen Norway

Longyearbyen Norway is a very remote and interesting place to visit. It is the last stop for Arctic expeditions to fly into and land before heading north. It is where the global seed vault exists/is stored and even where GitHub … Continue reading

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Flying to the Arctic Circle

The best way to explore the Arctic is to fly up to Longyearbyen Norway. It is definitely starting to get interesting…  when you approach the Svalbard islands from the south and see all the snow you wonder if anyone can … Continue reading

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Headed Further North into the Arctic Circle

Enjoyed some 70 degree days in Oslo, now is the time to break out the jacket, hat and gloves as we wait to board the charter flight to the Arctic Circle.  Stay tuned for more later today! 😎

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Hiking Around Oslo

We explored a lot around Oslo today by foot.  It was a pleasant 70 degrees F and sunny. Lots of architecture and city can all be found in the city center. First we checked out the famous Opera House which … Continue reading

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Running in Oslo (Norway)

How do you learn about a new city? Interested in seeing more of the city?  Check out my blog post of Oslo when we toured the whole city. Go running early in the morning of course! Oslo has removed most … Continue reading

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